Philippines insists on fines for US minesweeper damage
April 1st, 2013
The Philippines insisted that compensation must be paid for the environmental damage caused by a US minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef as salvage operations drew to a close. The Philippine government welcomed the removal of the USS Guardian as salvage crews extracted the last remaining piece of the ship from the …
India bans plastic bags "for good"
September 13th, 2012
Delhi plans to reinstate a ban on plastic bags as part worldwide efforts to curb the grave impact of the lightweight material on the environment, reports the Financial Times. Sheila Dikshit, chief minister of the Delhi region, announced a more comprehensive ban following the cabinet’s approval on Tuesday. “The Delhi cabinet has decided to impose …